We had a very good showing for today’s first writing collective meeting: Kirk, Emily, Spencer, Michael, Joanna and Patrick. We met a little head way in that we began working to find connections /commonalities among the desired/suggested pieces and scenes. We addressed issues in form and content including the inclusion of personal narrative performance and performing /narrating self pieces.
We have a metaphor and it goes back to the geographical truth of Ypsilanti and the Huron River -which is if you put a paper boat in the river it will eventually makes its way to the Atlantic. There is a way in and out of Ypsilanti. Ypsilanti reaches the world…and the world reaches in….
Given that –pieces which reflect…trapped/transience and migration seem to to work most -they also make up the bulk of the ideas.
We are working to come up with an outline and structure —still..
NEED from you:
any memorable lines/phrases–something that stuck with you even from our first landscapes. POST THOSE ASAP.
MESSAGES: we choose to come here–is a very clear message. Please post what you believe to be the most important messages and/or questions we should address.
Questions for international voices will be posted on Friday.